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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jul 24, 2007 6:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Day Job

Day Job was a Hunter/ Garcia number that was played mostly from '82-'85...it was considered a classic of epic proportions almost immediately, often causing the crowd to react in waves of orgasmic undulating...like the sun, the glare of this tune must be tempered by careful listening, though tempting it may be, jamming this sound at high volumes may induce rapture...

a few glorious examples of shows blessed with this song's appearance...

08-28-1982 Veneta--what better place to debut the holiest of dead grails than at Veneta, scene of the infamous '72 sunshine daydream...

10-14-1983 Hartford--Dick definitely hit a home run on this release...one of the best tracks on a dick's picks, up there with the Here Comes Sunshine from DP 1...

07-14-1984 Greek Theatre--folks may have thought they caught the golden nugget encore the night before, they were wrong...

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Poster: acetboy Date: Jul 24, 2007 11:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Day Job

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This post was modified by acetboy on 2008-05-30 01:18:21

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2007-07-24 18:32:17

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 24, 2007 7:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Day Job

My problem was that it got played too damn often in a very short window of time. It was ok as a first set opener, but as a first set closer or encore it could really take the wind out of my sails...

The only song pulled from rotation at the request of the fans. Of course, no one asked my opinion about "I don't need love"...

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jul 24, 2007 8:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Day Job

blue devil, no. Not don't need love! That's my fav brent tune. Differnet strokes I guess Mr drummond.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 24, 2007 8:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Day Job

It was strictly a matter of placement - I just recall it coming out of Terrapin one year at Hampton one year and it was such a letdown.

Black Muddy River is a song that I really enjoyed and I know plenty of people that do not like it all...

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Jul 24, 2007 11:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Day Job

love black muddy river

it doesn´t deserve to be compared to day job, which is just a piece of worthless junk

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jul 24, 2007 8:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Day Job

I hear you on BMR. Many of my friends did not like it but I thought it was a nice tune. Maybe if it were in the ship of fools slot in the second set more folks would have dug. Who knows?

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Poster: swamiGD80s Date: Jul 25, 2007 6:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Day Job

Day Job rocks...yes, it sounds like the theme to an 80s citcom, but quite frankly, I loved 80s citcom themes.

Jerry's Day Job solo was well-crafted and I kind of like that fact that the song pissed off some 80s deadheads still screaming for "Alligator" as the band re-entered the stage for the Encore.

Day Job actually was the tour-opener in spring 84 at Hampton, 4-13-84, that particular rendition was an absolute train wreck. However that show turned out just fine to say the least (barnburner 2nd Set).

Steady boy startin that 8-day hour...

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jul 24, 2007 7:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Day Job

not the worst by far. I would have gladly taken one in later years instead of my 100th Dont ease me in

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Poster: pnc Date: Jul 24, 2007 9:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Day Job

exactly. i'd have taken a day job or might as well anytime instead of the many, many don't eases or promised lands i heard to close the first set from 87-90. did hear a might as well or two, and liked it alot.

all the same, it ain't a china>rider or help>slip>franks to close out with either....

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Jul 25, 2007 8:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Day Job

No joke. Dough Knees and Promised Land let me down way more than Day Job ever did.